The Jian is 2,500 years old and it even dates back before the “Three Kingdoms Era”, thus, making these kinds of swords one of the oldest and continuously used weapons (even though they continue to be modified) in history. It’s known as the “hero's sword” and often referenced as the "The Gentleman's Weapon", due its elegant design.
For all the history buffs out there, it’s fascinating to note that for 2,000 years, the Jian has been present at the bloodiest conflicts in China. And yet, in present day society, the Jian is most closely associated with Tai Chi.
Presenting the Carbon Steel Functional Kung Fu Chinese Tai Chi Sword Jian Sharp Edge. The blade of the sword has been constructed from Carbon Steel and is sharp and strong enough to cut tatami mats. The guard of the Jian is steel with a yin yang symbol. Overall, the fit and finish on this one is what you would expect, as the blade is sharp enough to cut and strong enough to do it without bending. This is truly a handsome sword for sure and is worth every penny at SwordNArmory.com.
Features and Attributes of the Weapon:
- Blade: The blade of the sword has been constructed from Carbon Steel and is sharp and strong enough to cut tatami mats.
- Scabbard: The scabbard of the sword is wooden with a black matte finish. The drag of the sword and the scabbard throat are polished steel. The carrying cord is chemical fiber.
- Guard: The guard of the Jian is steel with a yin yang symbol.
- Handle: The handle of the sword is wooden with a black matte finish. In the center of the handle is an ornate steel fitting. The tang of the of the sword is secured by a bolt. The pommel features a red tassel.